Learn to cook the local food of the Hoi An area with this half-day cooking class. Get the chance to visit a local market and cruise down the river on the Red Bridge boat.
What to Expect
The cooking school offers a daily, half-day cooking tour that that introduces travelers to Vietnamese cuisine. Suitable for all travelers, the program is a fun and interesting way to learn about the local food. The program runs with a minimum of 2 passengers.
You will be picked up at 8 from your hotel. You will then visit Hoi An’s colorful market and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. There will then be the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and purchase some of the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later.
Board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An river to the Red Bridge Cooking School. This is a chance to view local river life, so make sure your camera is handy.
On arrival, there is the chance to explore the cooking school’s herb and vegetable garden, before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The cooking class is an interesting and fun way to learn about the local cuisine - the class runs for about an hour and 15 minutes and includes demonstrations from the school’s chefs as well as the chance to help prepare some dishes. Included in the demonstration is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration)
Recipes (our food contains no MSG):
1. Fresh Rice Paper Rolls of Shrimp – including the making of rice paper
2. Oyster Ginger Sauce
3. Warm Squid Salad served in half a Pineapple
4. Grilled Eggplant stuffed with Market Vegetables
5. Sweet & Sour Sauce
6. Hoi An pancakes (Banh Xeo)
Lunch includes the above meals as wel as: Steamed Ocean Fish on a bed of freshly chopped vegetables (not included in the demonstration). A vegetarian lunch can be provided on request.
Finish at approximately 13. Transfer back to central Hoi An.
- Local English speaking guide/chef
- Drink at Hai Scout Café
- Boat trip (weather permitting)
- Cooking demonstration and lunch
- All recipes and notes
- Transfer from Red Bridge Cooking School to central Hoi An
What's Not Included
- Personal Expenses